Travel: Irish Room Service at The Lodge at Doonbeg

Set along the Atlantic shores in County Clare, The Lodge at Doonbeg is the only 5-star luxury coastal resort in western Ireland with panoramic views of the fairway and pasturelands. The 400 acre property features 189 guest rooms and suites as well as a magnificent Greg Norman-designed championship links course and distinct dining by Tom Colicchio, Consulting Chef of the Lodge. The cottages are styled with antique furnishings, fireplaces, winding staircases and fully-equiped kitchens. Cottages are available with one to four bedrooms en suite and span 3,100 square feet. The White Horses Spa, a sanctuary of wellness and rejuvenation designed by Clodagh, incorporates the essence of Ireland into all treatments, with skincare products by Kerstin Florian. Also available are whole ownership cottages and suites and a private residence club managed by Timbers Resorts. The Lodge at Doonbeg is owned by Kiawah Partners, the master planner behind Kiawah Island, South Carolina and Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts. The Lodge at Doonbeg is a member of Small Luxury Hotels.

Guests looking for the privacy and comforts of home while traveling to County Clare, Ireland can now enjoy their stay in one of the 17 Links Cottages at The Lodge at Doonbeg with meals prepared by Executive Chef Wade Murphy.  Chef Wade has created the new Cottage Cuisine Menus offering over 100 dishes from breakfast to barbecue that are delivered to the cottages to be enjoyed at any time.  The new menus are perfect for couples and families, providing flexibility and convenience without the restrictions of a restaurant schedule.

Chef Wade’s Cottage Cuisine Menus allow guests to sample local dishes, such as Seafood Pie or Chowder, Traditional Fish and Chips and Eton Mess. For guests that miss their grill at home, the “Who’s the Chef” barbecue menu offers selections including Irish Beef Burgers, Burren Lamb Burgers and Free Range Pork Chops, delivered to the door. Doonbeg also offers ready-made picnic baskets for day trips to the surrounding countryside such as the Cliffs of Moher or the Burren, a one-of-a-kind natural landscape.

Rates start at $224 per person, per night for cottage accommodations.  For more information or to make reservations, please contact (866) DOONBEG (366-6234) or visit

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